Michelle Obama’s post-First Lady life has been particularly quiet and away from the spotlight that she has so loved for eight years. It was a complete about-face into obscurity that didn’t seem to be on par with the public personality. Now we’ve learned why she’s been hiding and it doesn’t look for her after receiving some devastating news.
The former First-Lady prided herself on more than was probably warranted but there’s one thing in particular that she’s had a hard time letting go. However, the facade of success has been smacked clean off her face by 54,000 people who just issued her a heaping dose of reality she wasn’t expecting.
Michelle has been comfortable atop her high horse for eight years of feeling like the nation’s authority on parenting while her two children were being raised by Secret Service. She prided herself on her platform of “healthy” school lunches and fitness programs, both of which failed miserably. She was just hit with the brutal reality of that today with 54,000 “lunch ladies” revolted against her disgusting school menu that kids hate.
Since she thought childhood nutrition was her legacy, it comes as devastating news that the second she was out, so was everything she had worked eight years to achieve, for nothing.
According to the Washington Examiner, the School Nutrition Association is days away from presenting Donald Trump’s administration with the facts of Michelle’s failed program, in an effort to replace the ridiculous food rules with ingredients that actually appeal to kids and are just as healthy. “Studies show that students are no longer eating what their cafeteria’s are serving, turning most cafeterias into money-losing operations,” the Examiner’s report noted.
While it’s currently possible to opt out of Michelle’s lunch program, to do so comes at a cost, like everything else with the Obama stamp on it. Districts who decide to go against the former First Lady’s stringent food rules face federal subsidy cuts. It’s bad enough that the public school system is already strapped for cash, but this is just insult to injury.
Ditching the dumb program comes down to far more than just last of taste for the food prescribed by Michelle. It’s not even cost effective since the meals diminished in substance and quality that participation in the program is at an all-time low, resulting in higher cost and food waste, according to a new policy paper on the issue from the association.
Heading off the effort to put Michelle’s food plan to rest and move on with healthier, happier kids is North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows who said, “The federal government involving itself in what is served in school lunches is the epitome of government overreach.”
Meadows added that there’s been huge success in schools who have opted out and “have been able to provide more options to students and better-quality services” because of it. “It’s the perfect example of how government interference generally makes a small problem far worse,” Meadows added in his blistering statement of yet another failure of the Obama administration.
There’s no bigger — and perfect — slap in the face than to have your legacy destroyed the second you leave the White House. When you build platforms that nobody but you wants, that’s what you can expect and both Michelle and Barack are receiving exactly what they deserve.